Australia-Year of the Rabbit stamps

\"\"Australia released stamps on the year of the Rabbit on 11 Jan.2011.The stamps show the development of the Chinese character for the Rabbit, and the way it is derived from its pictorial representation, shown in a stamp. Paper-cut motifs areĀ used to pictorially represent the Rabbit in an another stamp. Paper cuts are one of the most popular forms of Chinese art and are commonly used to decorate windows, lanterns, mirrors, gates and walls during the Chinese New Year celebrations.The miniature sheet tells the story (in Chinese and English) about the Jade Rabbit and how he came to be on the moon.

There is a special silver foil overprinting on the stamps, minisheet and zodiac sheetlet. The stamp pack of this issue can be used as a greeting card. This issue also includes a design in the gutter.

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